Black-owned Canadian startup is building the first BIPOC-focused banking solution as part of the Google for Startups Accelerator

Today Google announced the 12 startups joining the North American Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders class of 2023. Among this group is Kingsley Madu, founder and CEO of Hamilton-based startup, Expedier, a Black-led banking platform offering financial solutions to underbanked BIPOC communities.

When emigrating to Canada, Madu was faced with adversity from the onset, challenged with lack of access to financial services, he was unable to apply for a credit card or rent a home.  After experiencing these hardships, he began building the first BIPOC community-focused global banking solution to offer support to the millions of immigrants who come to Canada looking for a new life.

This month, Expedier will join 11 other Black-led startups as part of the North American Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders class of 2023.  The 10-week intensive digital accelerator provides equity-free technical support and mentorship along with access to the best of Google’s people and technology, to help these startups prepare for the next phase of their growth journey. Now in its fourth year, the Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders program is part of Google’s commitment to leveling the playing field for underserved founders across North America. 

You can read more about Kingsley Madu and his startup Expedier in our Q&A blog here.

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